Reminder - Anadarko Petroleum (APC) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/9/13, Anadarko Petroleum Corp ( APC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.18, payable on 12/23/13. As a percentage of APC's recent stock price of $88.60, this dividend works out to approximately 0.20%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for APC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.18 declared by Anadarko Petroleum Corp:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from APC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.81% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of APC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Anadarko Petroleum Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, APC's low point in its 52 week range is $71.77 per share, with $98.47 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $88.60.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, APC makes up 6.70% of the Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF ( FRAK) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Thursday.

In Thursday trading, Anadarko Petroleum Corp shares are currently trading flat on the day.
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